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Dave Cieslewicz

Hizzoner argues his approach to Madison’s flood threat covers the “complexity” of the causes and solutions to flooding; a Catholic remains faithful through “poor leadership” of Bishop Morlino, who recently died. Read more

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Bill Keys was a widely respected Madison West high school English teacher and later a member of the Madison school board. While he was there the board tied itself in knots over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school d Read more

Opinion 7 Comments

The latest audit shows an organization that is being incompetently managed, if managed at all. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin taxpayers are on the hook for about $4.5 billion if you count the local subsidies as well. Foxconn’s Gou should have traveled to Madison to meet Gov. Evers, not the other way around. It was important symbolism and common good manners. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

We need to keep our eyes on the prize and that prize is a new president in January 2021. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

A small but vocal minority wants to remove police officers from Madison high schools. Read more

Opinion 28 Comments

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David Michael Miller

According to the latest poll, 70 percent of Wisconsin residents want the state to take federal money to expand Medicaid eligibility. But the Assembly speaker is going to “lead” in a different direction. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Foxconn is purchasing a building on the Capitol Square to make it easier for disgruntled taxpayers to show their outrage over the state’s botched deal with the Taiwanese manufacturer. Read more

Citizen Dave 6 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The decision to fight the race on a culture war issue certainly did fire up the liberal Dane County base but that was more than compensated for by the conservative counter-reaction it seemed to provoke in the rest of the state. Read more

Citizen Dave

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AMY STOCKLEIN

Enough people were ready for a change and all Satya Rhodes-Conway had to do was prove herself able to do the job. She did that easily, able to tout three terms on the council, and her work with the Mayors Innovation Project. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Madison is in much deeper debt today than it was eight years ago when Dave Cieslewicz left the mayor’s office. Mayor Paul Soglin and challenger Satya Rhodes-Conway give their take on the city’s debt situation. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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Jason Tish

Built in 1915, the Churchill Building was Madison’s first “skyscraper.” The building had an enormous influence on how Madison developed. Now the state wants to tear the building down for the most ironic of uses — a history museum. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 8 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Where should I start? How about Jim Delaney, the Big Ten commissioner who is retiring with a $20 million bonus. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

When campaigning for governor Tony Evers promised to reduce the prison population, do something about chronic wasting disease, and fix the controversial WEDC. None of those proposals are in his first budget. Read more

Opinion 2 Comments

These days when I go back to the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis I see something that I never saw as a kid: diversity. Read more

Citizen Dave

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Bev Mazur

It’s time for the 14th annual Madison Reads Leopold event at the UW Arboretum. Read more

Citizen Dave

Gov. Tony Evers’ pick for the Public Service Commission, Rebecca Cameron Valcq, is raising concerns over her deep ties to the utility industry. Read more

News 1 Comments

Mayor Paul Soglin won the mayoral primary but with only 28 percent of the vote. That’s not good news for an incumbent. Read more

Citizen Dave

At last count there were no less than 11 declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. And others are likely on the way. What trait am I looking for? Boring. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Are our cultural, political and economic differences with the rest of the state fueling an ever wider divide? Do we need to come up with a marketing strategy to rebrand Madison? Read more

Citizen Dave 4 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Clearly Foxconn was banking on former Gov. Scott Walker to stay in office and make sure it received its unneeded government payout even if it doesn’t meet all the targets. Read more

Opinion 4 Comments

Tax incremental financing was a slick idea and for the most part it’s worked out great in Madison. But there’s a downside. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Kriss Marion buys some vegetables from vendor and supporter Jenny Bonde of Hollandale at the Mineral Point Farmers Market.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    A natural extrovert, Marion enjoys chatting with people at farmers’ markets, parades and rural fundraisers.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Landmark (right), with business partner Anna Thomas Bates at their Paoli shop: “I’m confident that I’m the only campaign manager in the country who makes cheese one day a week.”